Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Lawsuit Alleges Stryker Hip is Defective

A metal-on-metal hip implant complications lawsuit was filed by an Illinois man who alleged his Stryker brand implant was defective. Plaintiff Rick Weiland's metal hip replacement lawsuit alleges the Stryker hip implant caused serious complications. In his Stryker hip lawsuit, Weiland states... Read More »

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Kraft Cheese False Advertisement Class Action Lawsuit Dismissed

A false advertisement class action lawsuit alleging food producer Kraft Food Group Inc. purposefully misleads consumers through a claimed misuse of the word “natural” on its labels was denied on Monday by the presiding California federal judge. The class action lawsuit claims… Read More »

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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $3.5M In Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

A South Dakota woman was recently awarded $3.35 million in the first of 2,100 vaginal mesh lawsuits. They jury will now weigh punitive damages that may total as much as $16.75 million. The Atlantic City jury found that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit failed to warn... Read More »

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$1B Jury Award in Dow Urethane Price-Fixing Class Action Upheld

On Monday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to hold up the $1 billion jury verdict in the class action lawsuit accusing Dow Chemical Corp. of price-fixing polyurethane products used to make soft foams, like cushions used in furniture upholstery, car… Read More »

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Stomach Stapler Misfire Allegedly Causes Boston Patient’s Death

A 37-year-old woman allegedly died after receiving a gastric bypass surgery with a defective stomach stapler. Boston resident Ann Marie Simonelli had willingly undergone gastric bypass surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where a stomach stapler allegedly misfired, a contributing factor to... Read More »

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ING to Pay $415M to Settle Mutual Fund Kickback Class Action Lawsuit

ING will, and has already begun to, make massive changes to how it discloses information regarding fees and other information regarding recommended investments to settle a mutual fund kickback class action brought by several retirement administrators. The cost of the changes ranges… Read More »

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Male Risperdal Users Report Psychological Trauma from Gynecomastia

The psychological trauma of developing breasts, a rare condition known as gynecomastia, is another potential side effect for males who take the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. Last year, the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported that researchers concluded that even mild male... Read More »

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Starbucks Hit with ADA Class Action Lawsuit

A wheelchair bound woman in Pennsylvania filed an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) class action lawsuit against Starbucks, alleging that several of its locations are not wheelchair accessible according to the federal law. Plaintiff Sarah Heinzl visited a Starbucks in Pittsburgh where… Read More »

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Three Xarelto Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed in Recent Months

Over the past two months, three wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against the drug manufacturers Bayer Pharmaceutical and Janssen Pharmaceutical, alleging their blood pressure medication Xarelto has deadly, unlisted side effects such as uncontrollable bleeding. Xarelto is a direct thrombin inhibitor... Read More »

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Two Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Class Action Lawsuits Filed

Two baby powder class action lawsuits were filed alleging Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products caused women to develop ovarian cancer. The lawsuits allege that women who used baby powder in their genital area developed ovarian cancer after talc traveled through their bloodstream... Read More »

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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Risk of Liver Damage

Fluoroquinolones (also known as quinolones) are among the most widely prescribed antibiotics in the United States. The best known quinolones are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Avelox (moxifloxacin), but quinolone antibiotics are sold under numerous other generic and brand names including Cipro. Despite their popularity, fluoroquinolones... Read More »

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Portfolio Recovery Faces Lawsuit for Debt Collection Violations

Portfolio Recovery Associates  LLC, a third party debt collection agency that manages defaulted portfolio accounts, has been sued by an Indiana consumer in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) lawsuit. Plaintiff Dawn Reamer has filed this fair debt collection lawsuit alleging... Read More »

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